The top 5 benefits of laser eye surgery: Is it really that effective?

That’s what you’re thinking, isn’t it?

You know laser eye surgery isn’t going to be cheap – but you’ve budgeted for that, and it is a medical procedure after all. And you’re happy to follow all of the aftercare advice. But there’s a niggling thought in your mind about whether or not you’re going to notice a dramatic difference, and whether it’ll all be worth it in the end, right?

Don’t worry; we’re here to put your mind at rest.

Laser eye surgery is one of the most revolutionary medical developments to have happened in the last 30 years. When you think about it, a treatment that enables people with poor vision, who can’t see clearly, to see again – without glasses or lenses - you have to agree it’s pretty impressive.  And not only that, the whole procedure is done using laser technology, so you’ll start to experience the benefits within 15 minutes of your surgery.

Downtime after surgery is minimal, too. And within a couple of days/weeks you’ll be 100% back to normal – only you’ll be better than normal, because your sight will be improved and you’ll no longer need to wear your glasses or contact lenses.

We’re biased, of course, because we’re a provider of laser eye surgery. But you only have to look at some of the things that the customers we’re already treated have to say about their laser eye surgery to realise that it really is that effective.

There are some famous names you might recognise who have enjoyed the transformative benefits of laser eye surgery, too. Here are just a few of them:

- Brad Pitt
- Kim Kardashian
- Richard Branson
- Elton John
- Michael Bolton
- Courtney Cox
- Nicole Kidman
- Reese Witherspoon
- Tiger Woods

If it’s good enough for them, right?

And this list leads us nicely on to one of the major benefits of laser eye surgery:

1. Improved career prospects

You thought we were going to say vanity, didn’t you? And you’d be right; there is probably at least one name on that list that had laser eye surgery purely for vanity (naming no names!). But that’s the name of the game in Hollywood and on the big screen. Brad Pitt wouldn’t have been able to pull off many of his action-hero roles, with such great effect if he was wearing glasses, would he?

But in all seriousness, there are some unmistakable benefits of laser eye surgery when it comes to your career prospects, or your ability to do a job well – especially if you do detailed work.

Tiger Woods would be spending the majority of his time in the bunker without laser eye surgery. And we wouldn’t like to think about the consequences of Richard Branson missing or adding a zero on to the contract for one of his lucrative business deals!

2. Improved vision

This list is in no particular order, but if it were this one would be in the #1 spot – because everything comes back to having better vision. All the other benefits are great, but they’re benefits because your vision has improved.  And we can assure you that your vision will be dramatically improved after laser eye surgery.
Most customers - depending on your individual vision problems - will see at least an 85% improvement in their vision – with many actually enjoying perfect or near-perfect vision after surgery.

3.  Increased confidence 

I know we joked about vanity being the driving force behind some celebrities’ decisions to opt for laser eye surgery. But there is a serious side to this point, and many of our customers tell us that they have enjoyed a big boost in confidence after having laser eye surgery.

Glasses don’t have the same stigma as they used to – and are often considered a fashion statement. But this is mainly with people who don’t have to wear them. If you’ve had a strong prescription and experienced severe vision problems for a long period of time, being able to go out without any glasses or lenses whenever you choose can have a dramatic effect on your self-esteem – the value of which should never be underestimated.
4.  Happy, healthy eyes

If you’re a contact lens wearer, this one will be true for you. And if you’re one of the many glasses wearers who experience headaches and sore eyes when staring at computer screens – this one will be a major benefit to you, too.

Once your vision has been improved by laser eye treatment, you’ll no longer need to wear your glasses or contact lenses. For contact lens wearers, this is a big deal because it means you’ll no longer be at high risk of eye irritation and eye infection, which can be a huge problem with contact lenses. Your eyes will not get irritated by air conditioning or dusty environments, either.
5. Long-lasting results

This is a major benefit for anyone considering laser eye surgery. Most customers enjoy permanently corrected vision after laser eye surgery, which means you’ll not have to worry about changing prescriptions or repeat visits to the opticians – other than to have an annual check-up. And you’ll be able to wear standard sunglasses, instead of prescription sunglasses. So once you’ve invested in laser eye surgery, you shouldn’t have to spend any more money on your eyes for a very long time, if at all.

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